Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anglo-Papist Orthodoxy? AlbertMohler.com – ‘Mere Anglicanism’ and the Essence of Biblical Christianity

This audio is from 2009 and the Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, SC. Oddly enough, Mohler admires Rick Warren's support of Proposition 8 in California but not one word about Warren's ecumenicalism or his Arminianism. Also, Mohler is blatantly participating in an Episcopal conference predominated by "orthodox" Anglo-Papists. How can someone who claims to be a Calvinist endorse a soteriology that is papist???!

As the Episcopalian Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) has moved further into theological liberalism and away from biblical fidelity, many evangelical American Anglicans have ventured out in search of faithful church structures. In a special broadcast from the Mere Anglicanism Conference in Charleston (SC), Dr. Mohler welcomes Rev. Dr. William Dickson–rector of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Forth Worth, TX–to the program to discuss the significance of these developments not only for Anglicans, but for evangelicals at large.

AlbertMohler.com – ‘Mere Anglicanism’ and the Essence of Biblical Christianity

Addendum:  Ironically, Mohler himself promotes morally conservative "civil religion":

Why I Signed the Manhattan Declaration

Further condemning evidence for compromise, Mohler thinks the Anglo-Papists are "Evangelical."  And in the discussion Mohler is duped into advocating the 1549 Book of Common Prayer as the ideal for Anglicanism.  What Mohler does not know is that though the 1549 BCP was edited by Cranmer it is NOT the most reformed prayer book.  Rather the 1552 BCP is the reformed standard that influenced the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, which is part of the Anglican Formularies.  The fact is that the 1549 BCP is upheld by the Anglo-Papists because they do not want to accept the 1552 reforms and the official 1662 Book of Common Prayer, nor do they accept the literal interpretation of the 39 Articles of Religion, which are Protestant.  I cannot believe that Mohler is so ignorant of the history of the English Reformation and the Tractarian controversy.

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